Tag: johncarpenter

Now Streaming: John Carpenter's DARK STAR, Before the Horror

Brian Narelle, Dan O'Bannon, Cal Kuniholm star in director John Carpener's sci-fi comedy, now streaming on The Criterion Channel.

Blu-ray Review: ESCAPE FROM L.A.

I'm not quite sure of the history of how Escape From L.A. was made, but I do know that director John Carpenter (The Fog, Halloween, Escape From New York) does not like sequels, so the fact that this film perplexes...

CREEPSHOW Interview: Greg Nicotero on Reviving the Iconic Horror Anthology As a Series

Greg Nicotero is a living legend of the horror genre. I mean, his first credit is the masterpiece Day of the Dead, in which he assisted special makeup effects artist Tom Savini under the direction of the man who certainly...

Blu-ray Review: BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

Shout! Factory's genre label Scream Factory has become the Blu-ray home of legendary filmmaker John Carpenter as of the last few years, and the latest release is the kung-fu action flick Big Trouble in Little China. Made just before lead...

Blu-ray Review: JOHN CARPENTER'S VAMPIRES

Shout Factory's horror imprint Scream Factory add another of John Carpenter's back catalog of films to its roster for release next week --- 1998's horror western Vampires. As with a lot of Scream Factory's John Carpenter Blu-rays, this release has an...

Myers And Strode Will Return in HALLOWEEN KILLS And HALLOWEEN ENDS

Well of course Michael Myers survived the trap that Laurie Strode and her daughter and granddaughter set for him at Laurie's home. He has 250 million reasons to do so.    If you wanted more Halloween horror after last year's...

Now on Home Video: Recent Kino Studio Classics

A spate of recent releases from Kino Studio Classics has left me feeling that continuing to collect physical media is still a good decision. The reason? Besides the extras featuring crew, cast and noted scholars and historians these discs have...

Blu-ray Review: STARMAN Resonates Even More Today

Starring Jeff Bridges (The Big Lebowski, Bad Times at the El Royale) and Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Scrooged), John Carpenter's science-fiction romance Starman hit the screens in 1984. In Starman, an alien crash lands to Earth, and to survive...

Pretty Packaging: John Carpenter's THE FOG

The UK distributing branch of StudioCanal is an unpredictable one. Their home releases range all the way from borderline barebones to absolutely fantastic. Luckily, their new series of John Carpenter film releases fall in the second category. This month, StudioCanal...

Friday One Sheet: THE FOG

It's Halloween season, and while the masses are all set to flock to David Gordon Green's 're-write the canon' sequel/remake/whatever in their local multiplexes, Rialto Pictures is quietly re-releasing a 4K remaster of the feature film John Carpenter made right...

Popcorn Frights Wicked Weekend to Celebrate John Carpenter

Is it because of Halloween? Yeah, I think it's because of the upcoming new Halloween film that everyone who's loved John Carpenter films for many years -- who remembers first hearing about him when Dark Star debuted? Hands up! --...

Interview: Udo Kier Talks PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH, Playing Nazi Characters, and the SUSPIRIA Remake

After 11 films, plus a Syfy spin-off, the Puppet Master franchise is back with a reboot in which legendary German-born actor Udo Kier plays the titular puppeteer, Andre Toulon. While in the prologue of the 1989 original film Toulon is...

Blu-ray Review: John Carpenter's SOMEONE'S WATCHING ME!

John Carpenter. Legendary director, writer, composer. The Thing, Escape From New York, Halloween, In the Mouth of Madness, among many other films. Scream Factory, which seems to have cornered the market on John Carpenter Blu-rays and DVDs, recently released his...

Blu-ray Review: IN THE MOUTH OF MADNESS Foams With Glory

Scream Factory's love affair with John Carpenter continues with this Blu-ray relase of In the Mouth of Madness. If you're a Carpenter fan of any kind, this one is an essential addition to your collection. The film has never looked...

Blu-ray Review: MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN

John Carpenter -- Halloween, The Thing, In the Mouth of Madness -- is a legend within horror filmmaker circles, with an undeniable reach that has extended beyond the black-clad hordes. In addition to his terrifying titles, he did some more mainstream films. Today, we're going...

CineMage - Episode One: How Old is the Cinema and Why am I Here?

U.S. Editor Benjamin Umstead's new column studies the intersections between film culture, social systems, mental health and the nature of self-awareness and actualization through a humorous lens.

“The Thing” remains one of the all-time best meeting points of Science Fiction and Horror

In John Carpenter’s “The Thing”, the cold is not only a force of nature, it’s a grotesque animal in and of itself. Adapted and updated from the 1950’s Science Fiction classic “The Thing from Another World,” Carpenter’s retelling not only...

Imagine Nine Inch Nails playing your favorite horror anthem - on Friday the 13th..

Imagine if Halloween fell on Friday the 13th and Nine Inch Nails decided to celebrate that by being in your ears all day? Might be a nightmare to some, to others a dream. Sound impossible? Well, then today this happened......

John Carpenter puts HALLOWEEN feud with Rob Zombie to rest

A video interview posted on Bloody Disgusting resurged a long-dormant feud between directors, John Carpenter and Rob Zombie. The former is responsible for the seminal 1978 classic, which the latter reinterpreted as a two-part film series in 2007. The feud...

John Carpenter Announces Tour

John Carpenter, cult figure, master of horror, and electro-synth icon, has announced his first tour dates to promote his new album Lost Themes II, it was reported by EW today. Lost Themes II will be released on April 15th, so you'll have something...